Here’s a little trick I sometimes use to create the color palette for an illustration. I’ll assemble objects from around my house that have the colors I need, and photograph them in one shot. If I need a very unusual color of light, I’ll use a computer or iPad screen filled with that color to light the photograph.
The brass doorknob was key in figuring out how the jewelry would reflect the various objects around Madelyne.
Cover from Marvel’s X-Men: The End #5: Men and X-Men by Gene Ha (me!).

Here’s a little trick I sometimes use to create the color palette for an illustration. I’ll assemble objects from around my house that have the colors I need, and photograph them in one shot. If I need a very unusual color of light, I’ll use a computer or iPad screen filled with that color to light the photograph.

The brass doorknob was key in figuring out how the jewelry would reflect the various objects around Madelyne.

Cover from Marvel’s X-Men: The End #5: Men and X-Men by Gene Ha (me!).

postcardsfromspace

postcardsfromspace:

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…I’m trained and spent four years as a volunteer advocate at a rape crisis center. I’m very persistent and very good at navigating bureaucracy.

If we are at a convention together, and you are harassed or assaulted or otherwise made to feel unsafe; and you can find me—in person or via Twitter—I will do my best to help you. 

If you are being actively harassed or are in immediate danger, I will help you find a safe place.

If you want to report what happened to convention staff or law enforcement, I will help you find the right channels and, if you want, accompany you through that process…

Comics editor and writer Rachel Edidin has a personal promise for you.

God bless and godspeed. We need more superheroes like this at conventions, and in the wider world.

That’s not just a cosplay Cat Woman, that’s a hero. On Saturday July 26 at Comic-Con Alicia Marie was cosplaying as Tigra with her geek+model friends. A creep publicly reached into her bikini bottom and de-pantsed her. He would have gotten away unscathed if not for ANTM winner Adrianne Curry. Dressed as Cat Woman, Adrianne chased down and clocked him with the butt of her bull whip. Hopefully some folks got photos of his bloody face, this guy deserves some JAIL TIME.

"Right now, I am just thankful and happy I have friends that don’t even have to put a costume on to be superheroes.   AM”

Alicia’s much longer original Facebook post here. More thoughts on cosplay and harassment here from the Comics Beat’s Heidi Macdonald Ed Trexler. Adrianne Curry can’t be everywhere, con organizers and attendees all need to do more. We need to do more.

That’s not just a cosplay Cat Woman, that’s a hero. On Saturday July 26 at Comic-Con Alicia Marie was cosplaying as Tigra with her geek+model friends. A creep publicly reached into her bikini bottom and de-pantsed her. He would have gotten away unscathed if not for ANTM winner Adrianne Curry. Dressed as Cat Woman, Adrianne chased down and clocked him with the butt of her bull whip. Hopefully some folks got photos of his bloody face, this guy deserves some JAIL TIME.

"Right now, I am just thankful and happy I have friends that don’t even have to put a costume on to be superheroes.   AM”

Alicia’s much longer original Facebook post here. More thoughts on cosplay and harassment here from the Comics Beat’s Heidi Macdonald Ed Trexler. Adrianne Curry can’t be everywhere, con organizers and attendees all need to do more. We need to do more.

"Wonder Woman has been an enduring symbol of women’s power. We could imagine no better way to urge women to use their own power–the power of their vote–to stand up for themselves and their rights in the coming elections."
Ms magazine, October 2012 40th anniversary issue.

Some brief thoughts on the new Wonder Woman costume for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Like all the costumes the colors look dingy, but other than that I love it. LOVE IT.

It returns to the classic look of the character with a few design tweaks. If you hate the classic costume you’ll hate this one. Adding a subtle sling over the costume makes the costume practical in more ways than one without losing the iconic look.

In 1968 DC Comics got rid of the strapless swimsuit and gave her a shirt and pants. But when Ms. magazine put Wonder Woman on their first cover in 1972, they wanted the classic look. Every superhero’s power as a symbol IS their iconic look. By February 1973 DC submitted and gave Diana her costume back.

Compare the preview images of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Who looks like the ass kicker? Who looks ready to take action? Who’s having fun? Which one of them looks like a hero?

introvertedchicagoan
introvertedchicagoan:

My new article for Boing Boing. 

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Potter has impacted almost every major friendship in my life. My sister and I would waste weekends trying out Butterbeer recipes (all of which were terrible), my high school drama class bonded over Potter Puppet Pals, and my best friend and I spent hours listing spells, long after we were too old to do so. But it’s perhaps in college that the series impacted my relationships most. In an unfamiliar environment, “Harry Potter” became a sort of code word to test out new friendships. Some shrugged halfheartedly when the series was mentioned, but others perked up—eager to discuss Patronuses and plotholes (just what were the spectators watching in the second and third Triwizard Tournament tasks?). To those people I felt an instant connection. Despite coming from different places in the country, we were united by Harry Potter. We could recount almost identical stories of staying up through the night to finish books and crying over heart-wrenching moments. [Read more] 


Was Rowling responsible in part for the new generation of comics readers, looking for new worlds of whimsy? She sure created the modern YA book market.

introvertedchicagoan:

My new article for Boing Boing.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Potter has impacted almost every major friendship in my life. My sister and I would waste weekends trying out Butterbeer recipes (all of which were terrible), my high school drama class bonded over Potter Puppet Pals, and my best friend and I spent hours listing spells, long after we were too old to do so. But it’s perhaps in college that the series impacted my relationships most. In an unfamiliar environment, “Harry Potter” became a sort of code word to test out new friendships. Some shrugged halfheartedly when the series was mentioned, but others perked up—eager to discuss Patronuses and plotholes (just what were the spectators watching in the second and third Triwizard Tournament tasks?). To those people I felt an instant connection. Despite coming from different places in the country, we were united by Harry Potter. We could recount almost identical stories of staying up through the night to finish books and crying over heart-wrenching moments. [Read more] 

Was Rowling responsible in part for the new generation of comics readers, looking for new worlds of whimsy? She sure created the modern YA book market.